On November 5, voters in Houston might have extra incentive to hit the voting booth in an off-year election. For years, the Astrodome has sat, falling into disarray and becoming an eyesore and an embarrassment to a city that used that building to define progress decades ago. Plans have been suggeste ... More >>
Party leaders want to throw out District Attorney candidate Lloyd Oliver and the donkey he rode in on.
Who would have thought that after it was revealed that the "anti-gay" activist Dave Wilson donated $2,000 to the Gene Locke campaign that it would be the catalyst for a bad, bad weekend for the candidate?It didn't help that Locke forgot to attend the first highly anticipated debate since the Novembe ... More >>
Don't worry, they're here
A Republican runs on Lee Brown's coattails
Brown's last-minute signal keeps rail on track
Just who is a victim? After flexing its muscles to reform the justice system, the victims rights movement suffers growing pains over divisive issues.
State Representative Kyle Janek
Sunset report calls for an ethics commission with teeth
Ex-GOP chair's affidavit contradicts earlier slush-fund remarks
Bush's battle against terrorism now bars some federal labor activities
Dem Hispanic stars collide while a resigning judge targets the county attorney
GOP label doesn't sell in mayoral races
Can Bell avoid being the odd man out?
Paul Bettencourt, Harris County tax assessor-collector
Take one tax rebate, a Houston man advises, and apply liberally
Strip-Search Sass, Gender Mix, Red at the Right
Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud
West U rejected them, so how will they ever win Houston's City Hall?
George Dismukes shouts his innocence. The parole board prefers contrition.
Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.
He wants to castrate pedophiles and purge the courts of politics. He has assailed fellow jurists, lawyers and lawmakers. He's maverick Mike McSpadden, a tennis ace with a tomahawk tongue.
The establishment's attack dog is muzzled, so far
Anti-affirmative-action crusader hits the road (at least for now)
How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine
Primary results make a hoax of Hotze
Guess who's embracing GOP family values?
Outgunned county Dems feast before famine in 2000
GOP chair's super slush fund helps sink arena deal
Republicans complete Texas political reconstruction
Should taxpayer dollars help prosecute a reporter with a big mouth and inoperable cancer?
Money may be the root of all evil, but it's fueled Steven Hotze's rise from a fringe player on the religious right to kingmaker in the local Republican Party. Now he's trying to stretch his influence further afield.